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Volume 2014 - Number 25

December 5, 2014

News Briefs

Some 1.0 million outstanding borrowers in the Home Affordable Modification Program are eligible for new incentives announced this week by the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Among other changes, HAMP borrowers will be eligible to earn $5,000 in the sixth year of their modification. The incentive payment is in addition to the $5,000 that has been available to HAMP borrowers that remained current ... [Includes three briefs]

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With rates higher this year, there has been talk of lenders liberalizing their underwriting standards in an effort to increase volume and make up for lower refis.

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